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cuts. it could be a key to the house vote today on the debt ceiling battle. nancy cortes is on capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that vote is set to take place in the next couple hours. this is the week we thought the big fight over raising the debt ceiling was going to get under way. that's something senate democrats haven't managed to do since 2009. no budget, no pay. that is the message from the house republican leader. >> americans believe if you don't do your job, you shouldn't get paid. that's the basis for no budget, no pay. >> reporter: the bill they will be voting on today calls for a temporary suspension of the debt ceiling until mid-may, but it requires the house and senate to craft budgets by april while members' salaries will be held in escrow. paul ryan explains the strategy. >> in the house, democrats and republicans have been leading by offering budgets and offering alternatives. the senate hasn't even done that. all we're saying is let's get the senate in here to do that to see how we're going to figure out the p
of saying hey, we're not going to lift the debt ceiling, you say, yeah, we will for three months and then go ahead and pass a budget in that time period. is that possible? >> i sure hope so. obviously that's the goal. that's been my goal for the last 18 months since i've been in the senate. obviously to push the senate to do something. as you mentioned, we haven't had a budget for almost four years. washington, d.c i think we can agree on one thing, that the worst run institution in america right now is the united states congress. we need to do something different. >> brian: so to do that, you got to get to some control over your own colleagues and to do that, hold on to their paycheck. republicans like darrell issa say i think that's unconstitutional. >> there is a lot of people in washington, d.c. that obviously don't want to cut their pay. the purpose of that constitutional amendment was to make sure that members of congress didn't enrich themselves during the legislative session. i'll tell this to darrell issa and nails wants to make this argument. cut your pay and go back to your distri
passed yesterday? that is get a budget in three months or don't get paid? and we'll up the debt ceiling? >> i will. i also think that it's important that we get this issue behind us. we get the sequestration stopped. we get this whole fiscal cliff, cr addressed, the continuing resolution keeping the government in business because it just sends a wrong message to businessmen and women, small and large in our country. we need to have a path to a balanced budget and we need to cut spending and we need to reform entitlements. that's what we need to do. >> alisyn: senator, let's talk about what happened on capitol hill yesterday with secretary clinton, came in front of you to talk about benghazi. what did you learn yesterday? >> not much. not much. she was feisty, according to the main stream media. she obviously has an adoring media. she really didn't answer any questions. her response to senator johnson about whether there was a spontaneous demonstration or not, saying it didn't matter. it didn't matter how these people died? that was stunning. that was really stunning. of course it matter
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